February 26, 2016

Mughal Mosque, Garden and Serai - Qutb Minar, Delhi

Site Name: Mughal Mosque, Garden and Serai
Site Type: Monument
Location:  Qutb Minar Complex, Mehrauli, Delhi, India
Highlights: The later Mughal period monuments

Nearest Railway Station: Delhi
Nearest Airport: Delhi
How to reach: Well connected by road, rail and air

Hotel: A lot of options are available within Delhi city
Restaurants: Many options and varieties across the city

Delhi, the capital city of India, is famous for monuments. It has around 1300 monuments. Qutb Minar is one of the most popular monuments in Delhi. In Qutb Minar complex, apart from Qutb Minar, there are so many other monuments also located. Let us discuss about some of those little known monuments located within the complex of Qutb Minar in this article. 

Mughal Mosque

Mughal Mosque is a small and beautiful mosque. It comprises of a prayer hall with three compartments. Each compartment has an onion shaped dome. It is not known who and when it was built. Architecturally, it is assigned to the later Mughal period (18th or 19th century CE). It is located near the eastern entrance gateway of Qutb Minar.

ASI does not seem to care about providing more details about this site. The name of the mosque is Tarikh-ul-Islam mosque. 

Mughal Garden

The beautiful garden located near Mughal Mosque is named as Mughal Garden. It is laid according to Charbagh pattern of the Mughal period. It is square on plan and is further sub-divided into four quarters with paved walkways (which are called as Khiyaban). It also belongs to the later Mughal period.

Mughal Serai

The word Serai means a place to provide accommodation, somewhat similar to today's guest house. Mughal Serai is a small structure located near Mughal Mosque. It is also assigned to the later Mughal period.

Happy travelling.

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